June 18, 2024

Mayland Governor Issues Mass Pardon

Joe Biden and Democrats have been on a mission to erase low-level marijuana crimes from the records.

Now only a few months before the general election, pardons are flying.

After Joe Biden recently granted a mass pardon, Democrat Maryland governor Wes Moore has followed suit with a six-figure pardon.

Sweeping Pardons

On Monday, Moore announced the mass pardon, which, overall, is expected to impact about 175,000 cases.

The pardons will erase convictions of some 100,000 low-level marijuana possession charges.

According to Moore, this is a big step forward to help black and brown communities, which he says have been disproportionately impacted.

Moore stated, “We aren’t nibbling around the edges. We are taking actions that are intentional, that are sweeping and unapologetic.

“Policymaking is powerful. And if you look at the past, you see how policies have been intentionally deployed to hold back entire communities.”

With marijuana now legal within the state, advocates have stated that the pardons were needed to help those with records on this front from being blocked by future opportunities.

Derek Liggins, 57, is among those receiving a pardon, and he stated, “You can’t hold people accountable for possession of marijuana when you’ve got a dispensary on almost every corner.”

I have no problem with people being pardoned who had a nickel or dime bag of weed on them 10 years ago, but I do have a problem with any dealer at any level being pardoned.

A dealer is a dealer, in my eyes, and they should not benefit from this just because they were “only” dealing weed.

Oddly enough, many of the laws that were put in place that cracked down on drug usage were led by none other than Joe Biden when he was a Senator.

Biden’s crime bill has been widely credited with locking up many black males, leaving single mothers to fend for themselves.

So, once again, Joe Biden spilled the milk and he and Democrats now want to take credit for cleaning it up.

Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown, a Democrat, added, “While the pardons will extend to anyone and everyone with a misdemeanor conviction for the possession of marijuana or paraphernalia, this unequivocally, without any doubt or reservation, disproportionately impacts — in a good way — Black and Brown Marylanders.

“We are arrested and convicted at higher rates for possession and use of marijuana when the rate at which we used it was no different than any other category of people.”

The pardons will not impact anyone currently in prison, as authorities stated there is currently nobody in prison that falls into this category.

The pardons are strictly a way of expunging records to give the previously arrested a better opportunity to secure employment and business opportunities they would not otherwise have.

I know this is a hot-button subject, so let’s hear what you guys have to say about it.

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